Memorable Manitobans: Shirley Annie Redmond (1876-?)
Born overseas, presumably in Europe, in January 1876, she immigrated to Canada in 1893, eventually settling at Brandon where she taught (1905-1909) and was Principal (1909-1922) of Park School. Following the Brandon Ultimatum, her employment contract was terminated by the Brandon School District. She moved to Winnipeg where she worked as a teacher (1923-1925) and Principal (1925-1937) of Bannatyne School. She received the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal (1935), Order of the British Empire (?), and was made a Life Member of the Manitoba Education Association (1938).
On 19 January 1939, she married William Mason, Mayor of Nokomis, Saskatchewan at Edmonton, Alberta. The couple later lived at Nokomis. Her whereabouts after this are unknown.
1911 Canada Census, Automated Genealogy.
“Public schools were re-opened this morning,” Brandon Daily Sun, 1 September 1909, page 1.
“Jubilee medals,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 May 1935, page 5.
“Cameo brooch presented to retiring member of Bannatyne School staff,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 July 1937, page 13.
“Teachers seek fair basic wage,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 April 1938, page 2.
“Friends arrange diner as honor for Miss S. A. Redmond,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 January 1939, page 8.
“Mr. William Mason,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 January 1939, page 8.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 2 May 2022